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Karesh circa 1925
circa 1925

      Coleman Karesh was born on January 8, 1903, in Newburg, New York. In 1908, his family moved to Columbia, South Carolina. Karesh entered the University of South Carolina in 1919 and received an A.B. in 1923. In 1925, he received his L.L.B. and began practicing law the same year. He went into practice with Senator James H. Hammond and practiced until 1937, when he became a Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina. Karesh retired from teaching in 1972, dying in 1977.

      Karesh was a member of the Richland County, South Carolina, and American Bar Associations and the American Law Institute, and the National Conference of Commissioners for Uniform State Laws. He was chairman of the Committee on Procedures and Law Reform of the South Carolina Bar Association and chairman of its Committee on Annual Survey of South Carolina Law. He is published in South Carolina Law Quarterly: survey articles on Wills, Trusts, and Security Transactions, Partnership Law in South Carolina, Devolution of Interests in Trust Estates, and Probate Court Jurisdiction of Testamentary Trusts.

Karesh circa 1969
circa 1969

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